Skip to comments.FDR State of the Union 1935 (amazing comments on dependency)
Posted on 11/02/2011 11:44:04 AM PDT by doug from upland
"The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit."
Taken as a whole it sounds to me like an argument for statism.
” - - - The Federal Government must and shall quit this business of relief. - - - “
Okay, so why is the quitting business taking so long?
FDR said a lot of things.
Pure BS and words for government control. The beginning of the mess we are currently in. FDR, the worst President ever.
This is proof that FDR was capable of something that Obama is incapable of doing: Making his subject and verb agree in number.
possibly related thread:
The left’s War on Self-Reliance
FDR was raised in the United States.
This is further proof Democrats alway talk out of both sides of their mouths. Say one thing and do another. FDR introduced the nation to dependence on government on a scale that had never been done before in all of history. Nobody bred more government dependence than FDR with his poor economic policies and relief programs to ameliorate the effects of the bad policies.
FDR was, as someone cleverly put it, “A traitor to his class.”
Yep, FDR always talked out of both sides of his mouth. In 1940 he promised he wouldn’t send American boys to fight in a foreign war. Pearl Harbor basically saved his bacon!
It seems confused. He seems to say contradictory things at a number of points. People just can’t be handed cash because it saps their spirit. They must be given meaningful work, but how meaningful is work that is entirely the conception of some government bureaucrat’s mind.
What I gather is that FDR was extremely dangerous. He knew that what he was doing was destructive, but was still fool enough to believe that he could achieve the good effects without the bad. Dangerous. Glad he’s gone. Fortunately the fool liberals around us today aren’t as eloquent, but they have a dumber population to compensate and so don’t have to be.
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